Drill Wells

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Drill Wells
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Vaquero Energy

Document Description
Drilling 5 new petroleum oil/gas wells to replace 5 abandoned wells. The new wells will be drilled from the current Tunnell Facility Location where they will be cyclically steamed. Santa Barbara Planning and Development, as Lead Agency, prepared and approved an amendment (16AMD-00000-00009) to the Mitigated Negative Declaration (09-NGD-00000-00015). The amendment is dated April 13, 2017. The Mitigated Negative Declaration is dated December 17, 2009. The California Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources considered the MND prepared by the Lead Agency and issued a Permit to Conduct Well Operations. The Division of Oil, Gas, And Geothermal Resources has approved permits for Vaquero Energy to install the oil and gas wells listed below, in the Cat Canyon oilfield. See NOD for full details.

Contact Information
Trey Powell
Department of Conservation
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources 801 K Street, MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (805) 465-9633


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
4099 Orcutt Garey Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93454

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division)
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
123 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2009091057   PDF 177 K

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